Modern De Quincey: Autobio. Of An Opium... by H. R. RobinsonModern De Quincey: Autobio. Of An Opium... by H. R. Robinson

Modern De Quincey: Autobio. Of An Opium...

byH. R. Robinson

Paperback | July 18, 2006

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Captain H.R. Robinson, completing a posting as a young British administrator in remote northern Burma, returned to Mandalay in 1923 to await a new assignment. One evening he and two friends came upon an opium den. While his friends called it a night. Robinson stayed on to sample the forbidden pleasures within--a decision that was to alter his life forever. Thus commences an incredible autobiographical account of the seduction of a naive young romantic by the East, and of his eventual narrow escape from death. First published in 1942, the book has become a sought after rarity among British colonial accounts, now republished with a new foreword by Gerry Abbott.
Title:Modern De Quincey: Autobio. Of An Opium...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8.52 × 6.84 × 0.48 inShipping dimensions:8.52 × 6.84 × 0.48 inPublished:July 18, 2006Publisher:Orchid PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9745240389

ISBN - 13:9789745240384

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Captain H.R. Robinson, completing a posting as a young British administrator in remote northern Burma, returned to Mandalay in 1923 to await a new assignment. One evening he and two friends came upon an opium den. While his friends called it a night. Robinson stayed on to sample the forbidden pleasures within--a decision that was to alter his life forever. Thus commences an incredible autobiographical account of the seduction of a naive young romantic by the East, and of his eventual narrow escape from death. First published in 1942, the book has become a sought after rarity among British colonial accounts, now republished with a new foreword by Gerry Abbott.